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The Breadwinners

Mar 31, 2020

Women outnumber men in the workforce. We earn more college and graduate degrees. We’re the primary breadwinner in 40% of families. And yet, we still earn about 80 cents for every male dollar — and for women of color, the gap is even wider. In this episode, Jennifer + Rachael consider why the gender wage gap is so...


Mar 24, 2020

“The coronavirus crisis will be global and long-lasting, economic as well as medical,” writes Helen Lewis in The Atlantic. “However, it also offers an opportunity. This could be the first outbreak where gender and sex differences are recorded, and taken into account by researchers and policymakers.” In this...


Mar 17, 2020

For Breadwinners, staying home to care for yourself or your family — or to work from home — is possible only with paid sick leave and flexible work policies to support you. Join Rachael + Jennifer as they consider the current state of work in the #Coronavirus Era and what lasting impact it might have on how we all...


Mar 10, 2020

Men today spend an estimated 18 hours per week on housework and childcare. While lower than women’s hours of unpaid work, it’s still much, much more than our fathers or grandfathers did at home. In this episode, Jennifer + Rachael consider the workplace stresses that impact dads in particular — and how this...


Mar 3, 2020

Breadwinning and parenting as the kids get older. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t get easier — nor does the math. Take this equation: schools close an average of 29 days a year, not counting summer vacations, while the average private-sector worker with paid leave has 16 days off in paid holidays and vacation. In this...